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Research in the Physical and Analytical group spans the range from instrument development to computer modelling, from novel theory to applied energy materials. All research groups have a strong interdisciplinary character, and this is reflected in our international research collaborations, the diversity of our financial support and the breadth of our published output.
There is a particular focus on advanced laser spectroscopy, photodynamics and molecular photonics. This optical research underpins the development and characterisation of novel nanomaterials designed for applications in life sciences and energy research. Both nanoscience and laser spectroscopy combine in the exploitation of novel imaging methods for life sciences, which are themselves being exploited in the development of new technologies for forensic and health science. These new technologies have great commercial potential and have resulted in spin-out companies and industrially funded research.
Research is currently led by the following members of Faculty: